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Old 10-05-2012, 04:30 PM   #51
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Im taking the advice and getting me a flag!
Being a kayaker an a boater I understand it from both point of views . Kayaks are a lot more capable then most people think . I hear it everyday "you were how far fishing in what!" WHen in all honestly in the rougher water I feel more comfortable in my kayak then I did In my boats granted my biggest one was only 22 ft.

Im going to look out for myself and make it easier for people to see me . This thread started out pretty good but now is about as useful as the pier vs boat/kayaker threads

ctgalloway21 your lists looks pretty good

I believe that leaving a float plan is very important like someone stated earlier .

Know the capabilities of your kayak and your body, its easy to go out when the wind is helping you but getting back in can be hell.

Be safe out there!
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:37 PM   #52
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my original post was more about the currents and not getting back in.

If you get caught in a strong current or wind start heading towards land even if it isnt where you launched . If you try to fight it just to get back to where you launched you risk tiring out and not being able to paddle at all. Its better to get to land and call for a ride then call for help as you float away.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:52 PM   #53
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This CRACKS ME UP! Really, come on fellas, go ride your Yak down the middle of I-10. Do you not think it is “wise” to prepare yourself to be seen in the middle of the Pass? Come on, it’s a shipping channel, NOT a Kayak zone…….. Please, use your heads, make yourself visible….

Stop passing the buck, with all the “slow down” crap, “It’s like riding a motorcycle” crap, take your personal safety as YOUR responsibility make yourself as VISIABLE as possible and use your friggin heads. DON’T be 1-2-3 or more miles out in the GULF! Please.

Radar will NOT pick you up mixed in with sea clutter...... Good luck if you need a ride back in, wave me down.
That, sir, is when it became a rights issue.
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:02 PM   #54
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go for it, it’s your right to go, so go! my last post, again, I wish I had not gotten involved, but I still don't think it’s the best practice to be out that far, That’s my opinion, nothing more, nothing less. besides there JD7.62, I did say please..... if that infringing on your rights, so be it....... I’m out.
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Man if I knew Kayak fishing was so dangerous I may never have tried it.....what do you guys think it's like 50/50 if we make it back in when we go out.....
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My 2 cents are .... practice launching and beaching without any gear...
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go for it, it’s your right to go, so go! my last post, again, I wish I had not gotten involved, but I still don't think it’s the best practice to be out that far, That’s my opinion, nothing more, nothing less. besides there JD7.62, I did say please..... if that infringing on your rights, so be it....... I’m out.
Your opinion is valid as long as you arent actively trying to prevent us from going out Ive got not issue.

If you'd ever like to try it, I have a couple extra Hobies and would love to take you out. I enjoy fishing with fisherman better then my self. Im warning you though, when you pull up those dolphin or tuna or hook into a sail or tangle with some sow snappers all for the price of a couple bottles of water and a bag of ice, you may be hooked.
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go for it, it’s your right to go, so go! my last post, again, I wish I had not gotten involved, but I still don't think it’s the best practice to be out that far, That’s my opinion, nothing more, nothing less. besides there JD7.62, I did say please..... if that infringing on your rights, so be it....... I’m out.
Your opinion is valid as long as you arent actively trying to prevent us from going out Ive got not issue.

If you'd ever like to try it, I have a couple extra Hobies and would love to take you out. I enjoy fishing with fisherman better then my self. Im warning you though, when you pull up those dolphin or tuna or hook into a sail or tangle with some sow snappers all for the price of a couple bottles of water and a bag of ice, you may be hooked.
Hooked for life!
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:34 PM   #60
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Kayakers suck, boating 2012
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